Drawn to the Music Guidelines

A synopsis of the story of The Firebird (from https://balletandopera.com/):

Prince Ivan ventures into the garden of the evil Kashchei. He catches the magical Firebird. She promises to aid the Prince whenever he needs help if he will release her. He takes a magic feather from the bird's tail, then releases her. Twelve princesses with the Tsarevna (daughter of the Tsar) dance. They are in the power of Kashchei. Prince Ivan falls in love with the Tsarevna. He asks Kashchei whether he can marry her. Kashchei is angry and sends his monsters after the Prince. Kashchei is about to turn him to stone, when the Prince waves the feather. The Firebird appears, and comes to the Prince’s rescue. She casts a spell on the monsters. They fall asleep. The Firebird tells the Prince that Kashchei’s soul lies in an egg. The Prince smashes the egg. Kashchei loses his power, the monsters, and his palace. The Prince marries the Tsarevna.Prince Ivan ventures into the garden of the evil Kashchei. He catches the magical Firebird. She promises to aid the Prince whenever he needs help if he will release her. He takes a magic feather from the bird's tail, then releases her. Twelve princesses with the Tsarevna (daughter of the Tsar) dance. They are in the power of Kashchei. Prince Ivan falls in love with the Tsarevna. He asks Kashchei whether he can marry her. Kashchei is angry and sends his monsters after the Prince. Kashchei is about to turn him to stone, when the Prince waves the feather. The Firebird appears, and comes to the Prince’s rescue. She casts a spell on the monsters. They fall asleep. The Firebird tells the Prince that Kashchei’s soul lies in an egg. The Prince smashes the egg. Kashchei loses his power, the monsters, and his palace. The Prince marries the Tsarevna.

1. Listen to Stravinsky's Firebird Suitehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JajFIufc7ms

(use your own recording if you'd prefer!)

2. Ask students to select a particular scene to illustrate.

3. Please use paper/canvas no larger than 9"x12". All media are welcome. Please use fixative on pastels and be sure oil/acrylics are dry before sending the artwork to the NH Phil.

4. Label each submission on the back with student name, grade, teacher's name, and the title of the scene being depicted.

5. The number of works chosen for display will depend on the total number of submissions.

6. Please send all submissions by February 1, 2020 to: NH Philharmonic, P.O. Box 1651, Concord, NH 03302 Attn: Drawn to the Music

7. For questions or more information, please contact Toni Milne at toni@nhphil.org or (603) 785-8770.

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